"The List" is PAPER's definitive roundup of the biggest fashion and art news, launches, capsules and collaborations of the month. Scroll through, below, to see July's newest arrivals.
Tiffany Atrium: New Social Impact Platform
On Wednesday, Tiffany & Co. announced a new social impact platform called Atrium, whose mission is to create a more diverse and inclusive jewelry industry by advancing opportunities for historically underrepresented communities. The jeweler marked the launch by commissioning a new artwork from Baltimore-raised artist Derrick Adams called “I Shine, You Shine, We Shine” which the Tiffany Atrium logo is derived from. It will be auctioned by online art marketplace Artsy July 27 - August 10, with 100% of proceeds benefiting The Last Resort Artist Retreat.
Bernard James Summer 2022 Family Portraits
Photography: César Buitrago
The next group featured in Bernard James' ongoing Family Portraits series includes designers Christopher John Rogers and Aisling Camps, photographer Quil Lemons and stylists Becky Akinyode and Matthew Henson. Each subject works in the fashion, music, arts and media fields and is a close friend of the jewelry designer. This year's theme is "talent behind talent" and focuses on industry tastemakers who work behind the scenes.
Austin James Smith x Planet i
Courtesy of Planet i
Mixed media artist, jewelry designer and NYC nightlife fixture Austin James Smith, known via his social media handle Empty Pools, teamed up with eyewear brand Planet i to create the Spinal Sunglasses, an archive motif from Austin James Smith's Splice collection. It comes in three colors — Shadow, Sport, and Sunrise — and contrasts with reciprocal white, gold and black spinal design of the temple sides.
So far, the swim campaigns for SKIMS have had its founder Kim Kardashian front and center, including the most recent one where she channeled an '80s bombshell for its metallics line. But for its latest swim ads, the shapewear brand enlisted a trio of next-gen muses: Paris Jackson, Bella Poarch and Madison Bailey, all of whom star in the LA pool party-inspired campaign shot by alternative party photographer Cobrasnake.
The new swim collection is available starting July 28 at SKIMS.com
Brandon Blackwood Launches First Men's Bag
Courtesy of Brandon Blackwood
Brandon Blackwood has added another bag to his accessories range: the Jordanis Trunk, their first bag designed for men. The boxy style is made of smooth black leather and comes with zipper pockets and an adjustable strap.
Available now at BrandonBlackwood.com
SmileyWorld's iconic yellow smiling symbol is all over Armani Exchange's new feel-good capsule collection, part of the SmileyWorld's 50th anniversary celebrations (the company has teamed up with everyone from Moschino to Dior to Loewe). For this collab, Armani Exchanged swapped the eyes with its signature A|X logo, and they also referenced Giorgio Armani's recognizable glasses and smile for the other emoji.
Available now at ArmaniExchange.com
ASHYA x t.a. New York
Campaign photographer: Myesha Evon Gardner
ASHYA's Shema Slingback, the street-style It-bag that launched exclusively with t.a. New York in 2020 in a bold, red shade, is being released in another exclusive color with the fashion-favorite luxury concept store. The bag, the second collaboration between ASHYA co-founders Ashley Cimone/Moya Annece and t.a.'s Telsha Anderson, now comes in a brushed vegetable-tanned leather style named Trilogy while keeping its signature ring handle and compact, travel-friendly shape.
Available now at shop-ta.com
Mr. Porter x Throwing Fits
Courtesy of Mr. Porter
James Harris and Lawrence Schlossman, founders of menswear podcast Throwing Fits (its tagline is "two grown dirtbags just tryna navigate the male zeitgeist"), have collaborated with Mr. Porter on a new capsule collection featuring 13 brands and over 70 pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories, all handpicked by the duo. There's also an edit of exclusive Throwing Fits merchandise.
"Whether we've earned this privilege or it's simply karmic justice for a lifetime spent shopping and thinking more about men's clothing than anyone else on the planet is up to interpretation," the pair said of the partnership. "Either way, consider the bucket list checked. Finally garnering the respect of our friends and loved ones is just icing on the cake.”
Available now at Mr. Porter.com
Tommy Hilfiger Is Returning to NYFW After Three Years
NYFW just got a big boost this season. Tommy Hilfiger will show its next see-now-buy-now collection on September 11 in New York City, its first show during New York Fashion Week in three years. It will also be live-streamed on Roblox with avatars dress in virtual pieces from the collection.
"This season is all about the collision of my favorite archival inspirations with new live event concepts and virtual worlds," Hilfiger said. "It’s the perfect expression of what we stand for as we pay homage to our roots with a return to NYFW."
Anyone Can Attend Diesel's Next Runway Show
For the first time, Diesel is opening its upcoming Spring 2023 show to the public, inviting fashion enthusiasts, students, friends, and fans of the brand to attend. Registration to attend the live show in Milan is on a first come, first serve basis starting September 1 at Diesel.com.
New Luar bags just dropped! Well, in new colors anyway. The brand's popular It-bag, the Ana Mini, seen on everyone from Dua Lipa to Troye Sivan, is releasing two exclusive new colorways thanks to a collaboration with Opening Ceremony — ini tobacco pony hair-effect leather and black-and-cream snakeskin-embossed vegan leather.
There's also a sweatshirt with artwork from Bony Ramirez's “Feeding a Child of the Ocean." The collab is part of OC's 20th anniversary celebrations, which have included collabs with designer Peter Do and punk-rock band The Linda Lindas. Luar's Raul Lopez and OC's designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim go way back, when the retailer first stocked Hood by Air (which Lopez co-founded) and then Luar.
“When I started to take my first steps as a designer, OC was the first store to believe in me and support me,” Lopez said. “OC will forever be family to me.''
Acne Studios tapped New York-based photographer Talia Chetrit, known for her still lifes and nude portraiture, to shoot a new campaign for their Musubi bag. She shot the bags on male dancers’ bodies which she chose because they resembled the figurative qualities in the bags.
Eckhaus Latta's first footwear collection, first seen on the brand's Fall 2022 runway, is here and features a mix of silhouettes (all made in Portugal), heel shapes and colors including the Mike boot and Zoe clog. The range builds upon previous collaborations with UGG and Camper
Available now at EckhausLatta.com, Farfetch and Nordstrom
Remember Givenchy's iconic Bambi sweatshirt? That 2013 piece, the first collaboration between Disney and Givenchy (under then-creative director Riccardo Tisci), was one of the brand's biggest items ever. Now, Disney and Givenchy's Matthew M. Williams are back at it for a second time with a new capsule collection about all things 101 Dalmations, which includes pieces printed with graphics of the beloved cartoons dogs. Items run from $400-$4,200 for ready-to-wear; $230-$1,665 for accessories; and $335-$575 for jewelry.
Available now at Givenchy.com and Givenchy stores worldwide
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